Video Interview

Shirley Williams Artist Headshot

Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by my friend, California artist, Nicholas Wilton. It was a lively conversation via Skype that veered all over the map and lasted well over an hour. Nicholas was mostly interested in the long and winding road that I’ve traveled since 1992 when I made the decision […]

Featured in Professional Artist Magazine

Professional Artist cover containing Shirley Williams article

On December 31, New Years Eve, I opened the mail and was thrilled to see an article about me in Professional Artist Magazine (FEB/MARCH 2017 issue) Great way to begin 2017 !! See page 44 & 45 Through networking over the years, the publisher reached out to me. Someone had forwarded her my Blog Post […]

Happy Holidays 2016

Merry Christmas Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa & Merry Festivus For over 20 years, I celebrated the holidays by showing my appreciation to friends, family, and collectors by sending my hand painted cards. Three years ago, I stopped painting them. There were health issues in my family that became a priority. After that, I never got […]

'Tis the Season' Holiday Group Show

The holiday season is always a blur of activity for everyone. In the midst of it all, I was invited to show a few pieces in a group show at SB Contemporary. It was called ‘Tis the Season’ and featured about 100 small works by various artists. The Opening night was packed. Lots of paintings […]

Do You Think This is Art?

This past weekend I met up with a group of artist friends after going to Art Toronto at the Convention Centre. Going to Art Fairs is a frequent pilgrimage for me, as I like to see what the top galleries are showing. But seeing what is supposed to be amazing art gets to be more […]

Tough Choice to Make

Judges Mayor Ken Antaya with Artist Shirley Williams

One of the advantages of being an artist for over 20 years, is that you get invited to do some really interesting things. It’s always an honor to be involved with the local creative community whenever I can. Last week I had the pleasure of being one of three judges to select the winning paintings […]

Incredible Painting Retreat

Before this season slips into the next, I want to express my gratitude for your interest in my art throughout the year.

A big thanks goes to the galleries & institutions that exhibit and sell my art, and the collectors who purchase it. Your enthusiasm inspires me. Even though we may not see […]

Never a Dull Moment in the Studio

Have you ever had one of those times when both happy news and sad arrive at your door in a whole slew of rapid events? It kind of makes your head spin a little.

The past few weeks have been a career roller-coaster for me in just that way. Every day seemed to bring […]

Exciting Changes

There have been lots of exciting changes at my studio the past few months. These changes will help make it easier to stay in touch.

You won’t want to miss a thing being planned !

My previous Studio Assistant, Harmony Pillon, left for the jungles of Argentina some time ago. She went to participate in a sustainable […]

A Meaningful Friendship

One of my closest friends is another full-time professional artist who lives about 3 hours from me just outside of Toronto. Janice Mason-Steeves and I met about 6 years ago when we both attended an encaustic workshop in New York. By a strange coincidence, I had been stunned by the beauty of her work at […]